Ann asked if I'd join her on an 'into to gravel' ride. I sugessted we do Harrid Road. I invited the usual suspects. Sunday it was just the guys, today it was 7 women and me. I'm not complaining. Most of them are in much better shape than the men anyway, More of a challenge keeping up with them. After we got to Blodgett Ann said she was good going up Norton Creek. After we went up Norton Creek she said she wanted to do the whole loop. I still haven't recovered from Sunday's ride but what can I do. Actually the steep part in the Mary's River Tree Farm was not as bad as it seemed on Sunday.
When we got to Hoskins road Lori, Tracy, and Tracy decided to do the extra 10 mile Shingle Creek loop. The rest of us continued on. I think Ann would have done that as well if I was into it. I was beat. The climb up Hoskins and then on the highway was enough for me.
So much cooler today. A wonderful relief from yesterday's 92 degrees.
Hot. Got out at 8 and it wasn’t early enough.
Harris Road to Blodgett. Norton Creek road into Mary’s River tree farm. Eventually came out at Hoskins Road. Then a 10 loop on Shingle Creek. Back over Hoskins Alexander and Kings Valley highway.
Cool and overcast most of the day but then the sun came out and it got quite warm.
Time for a longer ride, but didin't lay off the hills. Davidson, Haley, Parker, Simpson, Sauerkrout good gravel hills. Back on Berry Creek for more hills.
Warmer dryer day, lower 70's. Good day to ride as it will get hotter later in the week. I'm feeling like the blood pressure meds I'm on now are helping my performance, not huring it.
Out Soap Creek and did a loop on Wiles - Rifle Range- Wiles.
Just put one new and one old Rat Trap Pass tires on the Ravn. Had to ride. Got caught in the rain. Got soaked.
Pushed hard up the hill. Felt good. Back on 99.
Up Jackson Creek. Lower Upper Dan's trail to Dan's-Horse connector. Kept going towards the saddle but when I passed 611 road I thought "one day I'll take that road". Then decided today's the day. It starts up steep and continues steep for a while, but then as soon as it starts going down there is a gate and then it pops out at a parking lot with a tremendous view at the very very top of Lewisburg road. All fast downhill from there.